Crows gather together to bond and protect themselves. They love heights, and fortunately, don’t need ladders. Many photographs show them resting on wires or anything that allows for a suitable vertical lookout. Churches and castles also prefer to be situated in high places as it provides an advantageous view of the surroundings and activities..
The roosting of crows is a dramatic and potentially unsettling experience. The sheer size of their assembly creates a response of awe, curiosity, suspicion, and even fear. As a congregation assembles, crows roost facing their creator. Their physical presence and the accompanying cacophony remind me of a passionate gathering of parishioners, singing and praising god in a house of worship. I am amazed at how people embrace the presence of an invisible Creator in church and then do not acknowledge crows' invisible, spiritual gifts in the outside world.
Yes! A murder, is a striking sight, both wonderful and discomforting. As I listen to the crow's caws during their dusk and dawn roosting, I am fulfilled. I am in church.